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Game News The Outer Worlds to launch on the Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store, only coming to Steam in 2020

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; The Outer Worlds

    Despite enjoying an extremely positive debut and having the marketing muscle of not one but two major publishers in its corner, the powers that be have apparently decided that The Outer Worlds must make moar money. At their GDC keynote today, Epic Games announced that The Outer Worlds will be launching on the Epic Games Store, which offers an an advantageous revenue share. It won't come out on Steam until a year afterwards. The game is not quite an Epic-exclusive however, since it's also launching on Microsoft's own Microsoft Store platform, and on consoles of course. There's no fancy trailer or press release for this announcement, just this tweet:


    As you can see from the replies, many people are upset about this. Patrice Desilets' Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, another Private Division title, was also announced as an Epic-exclusive at the keynote, so it appears to be a publisher decision. If you're an Epic-hater at least you've got the Microsoft Store option, although that means dealing with UWP or whatever it's called.
     
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  2. fork Savant

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    Who cares, game will be shit anyways.
     
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  3. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

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    I think I'll maybe play it someday... someday..
     
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  4. Arulan Arbiter

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    Delayed to 2020? Okay.
     
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  5. Agame Savant

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    Someone please give me a :meh:
     
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  6. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    Called it.
     
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  7. Who Cares Educated

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    I really feel bad for Inshillitron, so many posts made over each insignificant thing just to get this game as much publicity as possible and then the publisher decides to kys

    Also how do I mention users here, I can't find the button
     
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  8. Shilandra Learned

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    This is so sad.

    Why do they keep doing this? I was really looking forward to this game.
     
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  9. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Arbiter

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    Not that I'm suggesting anything, but since we are setting for less than optimal options when it comes to clients, I've noticed that Utorrent seems to be slightly ahead of EGS when it comes to features and convenience.
    Makes you think.
     
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  10. Who Cares Educated

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    utorrent is certified shite, although that story was so long ago I dont remember why, I think that was some privacy concerns. Deluge or qbittorrent is where it's at. Transmission is good as well if you're willing to use the terminal interface, don't touch GUI with a ten foot pole
     
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  11. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    I'm kinda curious to see what effect this has on discounts. Cause currently it's like a straight line from release to Steam sales to key resellers undercutting each other to the Humble Bundle at some point. But if you have a staggered release where it's gated behind Epic's platform, then release it again to a wider audience, would the discounts patient folks have gotten used to get pushed back?
     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    You can already see some real-life examples of this with former Microsoft Store-exclusives such as Quantum Break.
     
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    Fuck, I should quickly write something clever, before thread goes into over9000 pages.
    *intense thinking*.....
    .....
    ......
    Ah here it is: I guess devs just taken EPIC shit on their sales and reputation, AmIrighte?
    ....
    It's almost 2 AM, I probably should go to sleep.
     
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  14. Shilandra Learned

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    Is this game even being released to a wider audience?

    Reading the tweet again it looks like literally everyone BUT gog and steam are getting it on time. It not even like theyre limiting it to just the epic launcher and no one else for a year.

    That doesnt even make sense to me. Why would they sign onto what looks like just an anti steam contract?
     
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  16. Ruzen Learned

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    I wonder if Epic store put these "exclusive" games 50-75% sale exactly 12 months after release?

    Just when we though PC master race is saved with a good system now we have to rewind our clocks backward just because daddy Epic puts his cock in these developers?
     
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  18. hpstg Learned

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    Whoever sticks with Steam, will most likely get the better version of the game, with dlc and patches at the end.

    The best purchase will most likely be via the Microsoft store, if they enable it to give you the game for both the pc and the Xbox.

    Also torrenting is peasantry, direct downloads os where it's at, if you want to pirate a AA game because its developers wanted a bit more of a cut when they whored out their own work.
     
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  19. cosmicray Educated

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    Ha-ha. The game I was most interested in goes exclusive on the store I was most critical about. Damn.
     
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    Well guys, you don't sound like you want to be owners anymore...
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    Man, that never gets old
     
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    Wow another game trips and falls into a gaping butthole. Thankfully not deep enough to take more than a year to get out. The Epic Game Store is nothing more than an Epic Waiting List. But it's also available in the MS store and console? No thanks.
     
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    And then those sweet chinese monies began showering down unto them.
     
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